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In Politics, Its all about the Timing

In 2011, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was a champion to conservatives who admired his combative approach to critics and his willingness to stand up to the public sector unions. Moderates saw him as a blue state Governor who worked well with Democrats and who balanced the state's budget. The Republican establishment took notice, seeing him as the candidate who could bridge the ideological chasm between conservatives and moderates, and by doing so close party ranks, unifying the party.Many…See More
Friday
Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"July 24, 2002 – The U.S. House of Representatives votes to expel U.S. Representative James Traficant (D-OH) after an Ohio jury finds him guilty on ten charges, including bribery, racketeering, fraud, and forcing congressional aides to work on…"
Friday
Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"July 23, 1987 – President Ronald Reagan announces the appointment of a 13-member Commission on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Epidemic."
Friday
Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"  July 22, 1955 – Vice President Richard M. Nixon becomes the first Vice President to preside over a Presidential Cabinet meeting."
Thursday
Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"July 21, 1930 – The Veterans Administration is established."
Jul 21
Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"July 18, 1970 – Mary Jo Kopechne, a former staffer for New York Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Robert Kennedy dies in a car which plunges off the Dike Bridge into a pond. The driver is Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA). Kennedy…"
Jul 18
Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"July 17, 2004 – While vacationing in Nantucket, Massachusetts, John Kerry, the presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee, is photographed windsurfing. The Republicans exploit this photograph in advertisements to caricature Kerry as a…"
Jul 17
Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"July 16, 1996 – Arkansas Governor Jim “Guy” Tucker resigns after being convicted for fraud in the Whitewater Investigation. The charges are unrelated to the Clinton’s. Arkansas law forbids convicted felons from serving as…"
Jul 16
Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"July 15, 1870 – Georgia becomes the last former Confederate state to re-join the Union."
Jul 15
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Some Presidential Candidates Get No Respect

When New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination, many in the media declared he was the 14th Republican to officially declare his presidential candidacy. In actuality, over 100 Republicans have filed with the Federal Elections Commission as candidates for the GOP nomination. Most are ignored because of their lack of name recognition, potential to get their names on enough…See More
Jul 14
Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"July 14, 2008 – The New York Times releases an op-ed entitled: “My Plan for Iraq” by Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama. Obama calls for a “phased redeployment of combat troops.”"
Jul 14
Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"July 13, 1985 – President Ronald Reagan undergoes surgery to remove polyps from his colon.  Under a provision of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Vice President George H.W. Bush becomes acting President."
Jul 13
Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"July 12, 1984 – Democratic Presidential nominee-apparent Walter Mondale announces his choice of New York Congresswomen Geraldine A. Ferraro to be his running mate.  She becomes the first woman nominated on a national ticket by a major…"
Jul 12
Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"July 11.  1921 – William Howard Taft becomes the first and only former U.S. President to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.  He was nominated by President Warren G. Harding and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Chief Justice of the…"
Jul 11
Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"  July 10, 1850 – Vice President Millard Fillmore assumes the Presidency upon the death of President Zackary Taylor."
Jul 10
Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"July 9, 1924 – Former U.S. ambassador to the U.K. John William Davis is nominated on the 103rd ballot as the Democratic Partys’ nominee for President."
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